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Charge Pressed against 4 Persons within Criminal Case on Abuses Recorded in Dilijan Territorial Agency of Social Assistance

03.10.2019 15:20

Within the criminal case investigated in Tavush Regional Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee charge was pressed against the head of Dilijan Territorial Agency of Social Assistance for demanding and getting money from citizens for involvement in beneficiaries’ list, supporting to swindling in large amount and using obviously false documents. Charge was pressed against three residents, of Dilijan, as well.

In the result of necessary investigatory and other procedural actions data were obtained on the allegation that the head of territorial agency of social assistance, who had been holding the mentioned position since 2012, demanded and took bribe from a citizen – in the amount of two months’ benefit each year for involvement in social benefit program otherwise threatening to deprive from benefit.

Besides, being informed that another resident of Dilijan wanted to be involved in the program of family benefit and there were cars registered n his name, the agency head told the latter that he could not be involved in the program at the same time advising him to divorce to have an opportunity to get a family benefit. The citizen actually living with his wife divorced, his wife filled false data in the application form concealing the circumstance that she and her husband actually lived together. The agency head, being well-informed that the information filled in the application form was obviously false, proceeded it, involved the woman in the program demanding and taking certain amount of the family benefit each month. As a result, from September, 2016 to August, 2019 the woman received family benefit in the amount of 1.350.000 AMD which was swindled causing the state pecuniary  damage in large amount.

Through investigation it was also found out that the agency head supported another resident of Dilijan by giving advice and information to commit swindling in large amount by cheating.

Thus, the resident of Tavush, who wanted to be involved in the program of family benefit but was aware that she could not do it because of the cars registered in her husband’s name, by the advice of the agency head got registered in another address and filled false data in the application form concealing that she and her husband actually lived together. The agency head, being well-informed that the information filled in the application form was obviously false, proceeded it and based on it from March, 2016 to October, 2018 the woman received family benefit in large amount - 966.000 AMD, in total, which was swindled causing the state pecuniary damage in large amount.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against the head of territorial agency of social assistance according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 311, the Part 1 of the Article 311, the Point 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 38-178 (2 counts), the Part 1 of the Article 325 (2 counts) of RA Criminal Code.

Charge was pressed against one of the residents of Dilijan according to the Part 1 of the Article 312 and the Point 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 38-178 of RA Criminal Code, charge was pressed against two more residents according to the Point 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 178 and the Part 1 of the Article 325 of RA Criminal Code. Signature not to leave was chosen as a pretrial measure against three defendants, mortgage was chosen as an optional pretrial measure against the agency head.

 A ban was imposed on their property to recover the damage caused to the state.

 Preliminary investigation was completed and the criminal case with the bill of indictment was sent to prosecutor supervising the legality of preliminary investigation.

 It should be mentioned that a decision was made to terminate criminal prosecution against 4 more defendants based on the amnesty act.


Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.

 

 

  

 


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